A RHYTHM GUITAR PRIMER:
Keep that pick hand moving in time, until it becomes second nature.
A VITAL RESOURCE FOR PRACTISING AND IMPROVING RHYTHM GUITAR SKILLS:
Practise strumming complex rhythm patterns and get your timing perfect!
A USEFUL SONGWRITING TOOL:
Find the perfect groove for your next song!
Strumming in 8ths is:
* 4 down-strums on the numbered beats
* 4 up-strums on the 'ands':
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & = down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up.
Strumming in 16ths is:
* 8 down-strums on the numbered beats and the 'ands'
* 8 up-strums on the in-betweens:
1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a = down, up, down, up, etc...
IMPORTANT: Always keep your strumming hand moving up and down evenly - including rest strokes.
• Practice with a click and one of 27 chord shapes.
• Save your favourite patterns
• Shake to randomise the pattern
• Different notation types
• Muted and ringing chords
Designed and produced in collaboration with guitarist and tutor Simon Nelson
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Fixes a crash on iOS 9. This was due to changes to the behaviour when AAC audio files were decoded. As a quick fix I have switched to uncompressed mono audio files.
Hopefully stereo samples will be back in the next version!
Ratings and Reviews
My mini-Update: Good start. COULD Address a need.
This is pretty straight forward. I’m waiting to see where the vision goes. A good idea, underdeveloped.
Its been creeping forward & while I had one brief moment when I could edit & SAVE a rhythm—it went away in a subsequent mini-update.
Stating the obvious: Rhythm is essential to getting the music right & playing with anyone else. A failure to get this skill down early will haunt you forever, hinder your development at least until you master it.
As a tool to remedy such is well within this app’s future if handled well, translating written music to something a student can hear, isolating strum rhythms from the rest of the music.
Sorry, I can’t wait forever.
* OK. Keep the locked, canned rhythms.
* Saving as a newly-named rhythm? —> I can’t.
* Change the beat rate? —> I can’t.
* Accent Marks? —> Not yet.
* Scratch Rhythms? —> would be handy.
* minor: Splitting a bar into 2 chords?
Working to std rhythm slashes would be useful. Could include more & varying bars. A way to layer the rhythm into Garageband would be nice.
Monster: If one could play& record a strum or riff. Then see it notated in time, adjusting anything out of time which needs to be ON the beat?
Or I could just go to Garageband,
instead of waiting for this to evolve.
I’m a beginner guitarist and I’m using this app along with Tabs to learn songs. The problem is the arrows a lot of the time only go up on one dot. Or only go down on another. Is it something I’m doing wrong or is that a fixable thing in the app?
great to learn strum patterns and new chords - free, clean layout and lots of options
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- Drew Milloy
- 39.9 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 Drew Milloy & Simon Nelson
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.